With naturism, you never have to worry about what to wear – Herald Scotland
But here’s the thing. While it is faintly surreal to see a dozen naked people hanging out – quite literally – in a hotel lobby, the sense of surprise really doesn’t last long.
Over the day, I encountered people aged from their late teens and early 20s all the way up to pensioner status. No-one seemed to have any body issues in the slightest.
Chris Applegate, BN’s volunteer co-ordinator, spoke of the sense of “liberation” that occurred in the build-up to 5pm on Friday, when the weekend officially got under way.
“We were all assembled in there and there was a tremendous sense of anticipation. I announced, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Friday, it’s five to five…’ We all went to our rooms and got ready and came back down here again. At the stroke of five, we took our last clothes off. The sense of liberation was remarkable; it was just like coming home.”